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County council to hear district presentation

Sumter County Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. today at Sumter Fire Department Training Center, 470 Green Swamp Road, where it will listen to a budget presentation by Sumter School District. more

Education News: Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sumter School District Star Teacher of the Month named Angela Hart, a fifth-grade QUEST teacher at Kingsbury and Willow Drive elementary schools, was named the May Star Teacher of the Month. The Star Teacher program is sponsored by Community … more

Private sector firms donate $35K to Sumter School District

As part of a continual effort to support Sumter School District, local private investors made a contribution Thursday to support the district's upcoming teacher professional development conference.Greg Thompson, a member of the Sumter Smarter Growth … more

Student makes threat to Hillcrest Middle School

Increased law enforcement at Hillcrest Middle School on Friday morning is because of a student who made an alleged threat against the school. An investigation by Sumter County Sheriff’s … more

CCTC names new Business and Public Service dean

There is a new dean of Business and Public Service at Central Carolina Technical College. Pam Dinkins was named as the new dean after she had been serving as interim dean since February 2017. "Central Carolina Technical College is all about … more

Edmunds High School alumni cross stage again for honorary diplomas

As 18-year-olds get ready for their last day of school and imminent commencement ceremonies before they head to college, careers and the rest of their lives, a different group of graduates also got their diplomas - again. Graduates of Edmunds … more

'Pirates!' take over Kingsbury Elementary for spring musical

Kingsbury Elementary School saved the best PTA meeting for last. This year's spring musical titled "Pirates!" was a show-stopper. The set was designed by art teacher Sylvester Hickmon and featured an enormous pirate ship that engulfed the entire … more

Sumter private-business owners back tax increase for school district

Local private-business owners who serve on Sumter School District's advisory Finance Committee say they are fully behind the district's proposed budget for next year and mill increase request it plans to ask Sumter County Council for next … more

Central Carolina Technical College pins 50 pharmacy technicians, nurses

SUBMITTED Central Carolina Technical College's Health Sciences Division pinned eight pharmacy technicians and 42 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held on May 9 in the Iris Room of CCTC's Health Sciences … more

Sumter School Board finance committee to meet Wednesday

Sumter School Board's advisory finance committee will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, at 7:45 a.m. A district spokesperson distributed the committee's agenda on Monday. District Chief Financial … more

'Three Billy Goats Gruff'?

Oakland Primary School Principal Josh Campbell and Assistant Principal Bill Austin kiss a goat to help raise money to fight cancer. The school raised $565.90 for the cause. PHOTO PROVIDED more

Area students excel in SCISA Science Fair

SUBMITTED BY SCISA Area students were recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony at the 2018 South Carolina Independent School Association State Science Fair recently held at Sumter County Civic Center. Heaven Trinity … more

Gov. McMaster signs 'disturbing schools law'

Lawmakers and school officials in Sumter County are applauding an amended law that takes aim at what they say was an overly broad school safety bill that ended up negatively impacting students involved in minor disciplinary infractions. Gov. … more

Education News: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Morris College Sophomore is "All in for Kids" Morris College sophomore Kenton Kelley is an alumnus of the Communities in Schools program, who recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the program. A native of Charleston, Kenton … more

A transition made easier: CCTC program helps vets move to civilian life

It's a bittersweet time for Central Carolina Technical College students Margaret Nelson and Rachael Wallace. Both have had success in the classroom at the college in pursuit of health care … more

Brewington Academy's relocation still up in air

In the school district's whirlwind of activities in the recent months, one important piece of the puzzle still remains unsolved - Brewington Academy. Brewington is the district's alternative school for middle and high school children with … more

Sumter School District budget nears final approval

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval of the second reading Monday to the district's balanced budget for next school year and a 5.48-mill increase request it plans to ask Sumter County Council for later this … more

Budget and millage priorities before Sumter school board

Next school year's budget again headlines the agenda for Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' upcoming meeting, set for Monday night at Chestnut Oaks Middle School, 1200 Oswego Road. A district spokesperson distributed the agenda to the … more

Sumter School District Teacher of Year to attend Supreme Court program

Sumter School District's reigning Teacher of the Year, Zach Lowe, who was also a top-five finalist for state Teacher of the Year, has been selected for another special honor. Lowe, a sixth- and eighth-grade social studies teacher at Mayewood … more

CCTC grads turn tassels to new chapter

The caps and gowns may have all been navy blue with gold, but the ages, faces and degrees under them were as varied as Sumter County itself. About 700 students graduated from Central Carolina Technical College on Friday at Sumter County Civic … more
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